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Install MongoDB

Install MongoDB

To install MongoDB, downloading the latest and appropriate version of MongoDB that the system operating system and its version supports, is the first and foremost step.

  • Download MongoDB from the link“.
  • MongoDB is available for every versions of Windows, except Window XP.
  • MongoDB for Windows Server 2008 R2 edition runs only on Window Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 64 bit, and the newer version of windows
  • MongoDb for 64 bit Windows runs only on newer version of Windows contains 64 bit operating system like, Window Server 2008 R2, Window 7 64 bit etc.
  • MongoDb for 32 bit Windows runs on only 32 bit windows as it supports databases smaller than 2 GB and is thus generally used in testing and development purposes.

Steps to Install MongoDB in Windows:

Step 1: Get the downloaded MongoDB msi file at the folder you installed.

Step 2: Double click on the downloaded MongoDB msi file.

Step 3: Follow the step by step instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 4: The data directory to store all the information is \data\db by default. Create the data directory folder by command prompt md\data\db.

Step 5: To start MongoDB, run mongodb.exe using C:\Program Files\MongoDB\bin\mongodb.exe command in the command prompt.

Step 6: Create a specific directory for MongoDB log files, in order to create a configuration file and a directory path for MongoDB log output.


Steps to Install MongoDB in Linux:

Step 1: Download and extract the MongoDB binaries using step by step commands in the command prompt.

  • mkdir mongodb
  • cd mongodb
  • curl -O
  • tar xvf mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.7.tgz.


Step 2: Add MongoDB bin directory to PATH variable using step by step commands in the command prompt.

  • mv mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.7 mongodb
  • cd mongodb
  • echo $PATH
  • export PATH=$PATH:/home/journal/mongodb/mongodb/bin

Step 3: Create directory for MongoDB files and start it using step by step commands in the command prompt.

  • mkdir data
  • cd bin
  • ./mongod –dbpath /home/journal/mongodb/mongodb/data &
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